Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

We live on a truly miraculous planet – the perfect combination of breathable air, liquid water and the only known home to living organisms. Biologists study Earth’s life in all its forms, from bacteria to horses and everything in between. They seek to understand how living things came to exist, how they function, what they do, and how they’re impacted by external factors. Because of biologists, we have a better understanding of the planet we call home.

Also known as: Aquatic Biologist, Biological Scientist, Botanist, Marine Biologist, Research Biologist, Research Scientist, Wildlife Biologist, Plant Biologist
Learning Strategies
Personnel Management
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Identify and classify organisms
Study how environmental factors affect living things
Collect environmental samples and data
Review plans or proposals for environmental research
Travel to conduct studies, research or collect samples
Prepare research reports and communicate the results to clients, government officials or the general public.
Write grant proposals to secure research funding
Supervise biological technicians and other scientists
Meet Jennifer
Global Production Genotyping Leader
Corteva Agriscience
"We need people with fresh ideas to come into the agricultural space. We have a huge challenge ahead of us, and if we don't have the greatest minds coming out of academia and working in the agricultural fields, we really will be at risk for not being able to solve those world problems. So to me, this is a great space to work in. If you like challenge and you want to feel like you're contributing to a greater cause, agricultural biotechnology is the place to be."
B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Conservation Ecology

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